Browns quarterback Colt McCoy spoke publicly for the first time Thursday since being diagnosed with his concussion after the Pittsburgh game on December 8th when he was laid out on an illegal hit by Steelers LB James Harrison.
He declined to re-create that fateful and controversial night, refusing to answer questions about what he does and doesn’t remember about the crushing hit by Harrison and the aftermath.
Sporting a newly grown beard, McCoy said Thursday that he’s “feeling better” and making progress from the concussion.
McCoy did praise the Browns medical staff for their handling of the situation, despite the fact they didn’t see the hit and unwittingly sent him back into the game with the concussion. “Our medical staff does an outstanding job and that should never be in question.”
“I just don’t want to go there guys,” McCoy said. “I really don’t want to recreate anything. I don’t even want to think about it. I can tell you that I’m feeling a lot better, especially of late. I really feel like I’m coming out of this, and I hope to at least be able to be out there this weekend and help my team.”
McCoy was asked if he thought Harrison’s hit was a cheap shot.
“No,” he said. “I really have no opinion. I think the league has handled that, and I’m doing the best that I can to move forward and do the best I can to get healthy and get back and help our team.”
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